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Basketball, Men > 11-12 - 1 Sasquatch Win Red Devil Classic

Sasquatch Win Red Devil Classic To Open Season While Jones Earns MVP Honors

The Community Colleges of Spokane Men’s Basketball team started their season with a Tournament Championship over the weekend at the Red Devil Classic Hosted by Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA. Spokane opened the tournament on Friday with a 95-79 win over the Everett Trojans. Spokane jumped out to a quick lead and held off a Trojan comeback midway through the first half to take a 52-37 lead into half. The two teams traded baskets for most of the second half before Spokane put the game away late.

Spokane was led by the 22 points and eight rebounds by Freshmen big man Luke Evans. DeAngelo Jones added 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Preston Wynne chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds while Nate Frisbie (11) and Marlowe Brim (10) also scored in double figures.

Spokane beat host team Lower Columbia College 77-57 in the semifinal matchup on Saturday. The Sasquatch again jumped out to a big lead at half (40-23) but again allowed their opponent back into the game. Lower Columbia scored the first nine points of the second half and kept the game tight for most of the way before the Sasquatch pulled away.

Spokane was led by Preston Wynne with 20 points and DeAngelo Jones with 15 points.

The Sasquatch finished off the tournament on Sunday with a 91-85 Championship victory over league rival Yakima Valley College. Spokane prevailed in a very competitive, physical game. Yakima got off to a great start and carried a double digit lead for most of the first half until Spokane finished the half on an 18-4 run highlighted by four DeAngelo Jones 3-pointers. Jones finished with 23 points in the first half as Spokane took a 40-36 lead into the break.

The second half was back and forth most of the way until back-to-back 3-pointers by Preston Wynne helped the Sasquatch pull out the victory. Spokane made 30-35 free throws in the game, including an 8-8 performance down the stretch by freshman Brady Bagby.

Spokane was led by Jones with 33 points, six rebounds and three steals, while Wynne chipped in 20 points and eight rebounds. Taylor Pettersen (11) and Brady Bagby (10) also scored in double figures while Luke Evans chipped in nine.

Jones was named MVP of the tournament and Wynne made the All-Tournament team.

Spokane will play at 8:00 pm on Friday night at Spokane Community College to open up day one of the Bigfoot-Cardinal Classic that runs through Sunday.

Click Here for the Bigfoot-Cardinal Classic Bracket.
 

                       DeAngelo Jones